Activists Take Puppy From Sobbing Homeless Man

In the crowded streets of Châtelet, near Paris, France, animal activists recently snatched a puppy away from a homeless man on the street.  In the video below, the man can be seen sobbing and trying to get his puppy back.

The French activists say that they acted appropriately, but many people are criticizing their actions by saying they were in the wrong by not giving prior notice to the man.

The video has been viewed on YouTube more than 1.4 million times. A petition on Change.org calling for an investigation into Cause Animale Nord’s “extreme violence” has racked up more than 221,000 signatures.